Hi all: I've been reading your posts for the last couple of months and I've appreciated some of the good ideas for dealing with rls. So, I thought I'd share what's been fairly reliable for me. I'm 36 and have had rls for as long as I can remember. My case is not severe enough for me to try prescription meds but lately it's started bothering me at bedtime instead of a few hours earlier when watching tv. Because of the sleep disruption, I've been prompted to find new ways to deal with it. I now take 1000 mg of Potassium Citrate (about 1 teaspoon powder)....this gets my potassium intake up to 3000-3500 mg most days....the rda is 4700 but it's dangerous to take too much so I'm careful. I also take Magnesium Citrate and rub magnesium oil on my legs at night. I use a CBD oil tincture. (I don't think the CBD oil helps restless legs but I do think it calms my mind before bed.) Lastly, I take 18mg of iron every other day or when I know my intake is light on any day. Two other non-diet related things to try: If my legs are bothering me when I lay down in bed, I flip on to my stomach and bend my legs up underneath me...essentially (mildly) cutting off their circulation. (I do put two pillows underneath my stomach to support my back.) I sit like this for 20 minutes and read (or until I can't take it anymore) and then try to sleep. This generally works because I think it forces the blood to move with more speed down to my legs once I unravel. I think poor circulation is part of rls somehow so this makes sense. And, finally, I've ordered this: footbeat.com/health
I think it will help with circulation and some of the reviews mention it has helped with rls. They're on backorder so I won't receive my pair until August. I'll update after I've used them a few weeks.
Good luck everyone!